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April 03: ECQ in NCR+ extended

April 03: ECQ in NCR+ extended

The Malacañang has extended its enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in NCR+ for at least another week, upon recommendation of the Department of Health (DOH) and Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF). Covid-19 cases have averaged over 10,000 daily over the last week. Read More

April 02: UK bans Filipino travelers

April 02: UK bans Filipino travelers

The Philippines has been included in the United Kingdom’s “red list” for travel, according to British Ambassador Daniel Pruce. Travelers from the Philippines—who are not UK residents or have UK residence rights—will be barred from entry starting April 09. Read More

March

March

March 31: Biliran adjusts tourism re-opening guidelines

March 31: Biliran adjusts tourism re-opening guidelines

In an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19, only travelers from Eastern Visayas will be allowed to visit Biliran until further notice, according to the local government. The province reopened to all domestic tourists on March 10. Read More

March 31: Food delivery allowed 24/7

March 31: Food delivery allowed 24/7

Food deliveries in areas under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) are classed as an essential service and will be allowed 24/7, according to the Malacañang. Read More

March 31: DOT, PH nominated in World Travel Awards Asia

March 31: DOT, PH nominated in World Travel Awards Asia

The Philippines has been nominated for multiple awards in the 2021 World Travel Awards (WTA) Asia category, including Asia’s leading beach, dive, tourist, and wedding destinations. The Department of Tourism (DOT) is also nominated as Asian’s Leading Tourist Board. Read More

March 30: DOH recommends longer ECQ

March 30: DOH recommends longer ECQ

To address the upward trend of Covid-19 cases in the area, the Department of Health (DOH) is recommending a one-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) extension in NCR+. Final decision is subject to the approval of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), who is set to discuss the proposal within the week. Read More

March 30: Hundred Islands Park open to tourists

March 30: Hundred Islands Park open to tourists

The Hundred Islands National Park in Alaminos, Pangasinan will remain open to tourists during Holy Week, except to those from areas under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). Read More

March 30: Pasig, Pasay markets set stricter protocols

March 30: Pasig, Pasay markets set stricter protocols

The city governments of Pasig and Pasay have implemented stricter protocols in their respective public markets while under ECQ. The Pasig MegaMarket has adjusted its operating hours (now 5AM to 5PM), and a market day coding scheme has been set for the Pasay City Public Market. Read More

March 30: A4 vaccine priority pushed for tourism workers, media

March 30: A4 vaccine priority pushed for tourism workers, media

The Department of Tourism (DOT) and national government are seeking the inclusion of additional tourism workers and media personnel, respectively, in the A4 tier of the country’s vaccine priority list. Read More 1, 2

March 30: Tuguegarao under 10-day ECQ

March 30: Tuguegarao under 10-day ECQ

The city government of Tuguegarao has announced a 10-day enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in an effort to control the spread of Covid-19 in the area. The ECQ will be in place until April 08. Read More

March 29: Quirino, Santiago City under MECQ

March 29: Quirino, Santiago City under MECQ

In response to the rise of Covid-19 cases, the national government announced that the province of Quirino and Santiago City, Isabela will be under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) beginning April 01 until April 15 and 30, respectively. Read More

March 29: Beaches, resorts in Davao closed

March 29: Beaches, resorts in Davao closed

In an effort to avoid mass gatherings and help curb the spread of Covid-19 in the area, the Davao City government has ordered the closure of local beaches, beach resorts, and inland water resorts from April 01 to 04. Read More

March 29: Athletes asked to break training camps

March 29: Athletes asked to break training camps

The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has ordered all national teams preparing for qualifiers and international leagues to suspend training camps held in NCR+. Group activities have been prohibited, and online individual training is advised. Read More

March 29: Beaches in Pangasinan closed

March 29: Beaches in Pangasinan closed

Local governments in Pangasinan have temporarily closed beaches and other outdoor tourism sites in the following towns until April 05: Agno, Bani, Binmaley, Lingayen, San Fabian, and Sual. Read More

March 29: More checkpoints installed in NCR

March 29: More checkpoints installed in NCR

To better implement quarantine control measures in NCR+ during ECQ, eight more checkpoints have been established in Metro Manila. Police manning the checkpoints will restrict movement of non-APORs and enforce health and safety standards. Read More

March 28: DOTr releases new transportation guidelines

March 28: DOTr releases new transportation guidelines

As the NCR+ bubble is placed under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has released an updated set of transportation guidelines in the area, effective March 29 to April 04. Read More

March 28: ‘Surgical lockdowns’ in Boracay

March 28: ‘Surgical lockdowns’ in Boracay

The local government of Malay, Aklan has placed select barangay zones in Boracay island on ‘surgical lockdown’ until April 10. Four resorts, two hotels, and 25 establishments are affected and will temporarily cease operations. One barangay has also been placed under ECQ. Read More / Update

March 28: More regions ‘enhance’ anti-Covid measures

March 28: More regions ‘enhance’ anti-Covid measures

The Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has directed Central Luzon, the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), and the provinces of Quezon and Batangas to implement enhanced anti-Covid measures. Regional IATFs are also required to monitor and address the Covid-19 situations in their respective areas. Read More

March 28: DFA suspends Consular operations in NCR+

March 28: DFA suspends Consular operations in NCR+

Following the announcement of NCR+ reverting to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is suspending operations in its following Consular Offices: ASEANA, Metro Manila, Dasmariñas, San Pablo, Malolos. Affected applicants will have their appointments rescheduled. Read More